In this post, we’ll learn how to use Windows 11 to turn on or off check boxes in File Explorer to select items. Check boxes can be added to File Explorer in Windows to make selecting multiple files easier.
When using a touch screen or a table device, using check boxes to select items in File Explorer can be useful. Even those who use a mouse on a PC can use this feature to select multiple files if they can’t figure out how to do so the traditional way.
As a result, while this feature is useful for some, it is inconvenient for others. Continue below if check boxes are enabled in File Explorer and you want to disable them. When using Windows 11, we’ll show you how to turn it on or off.
Many new features and a new user desktop are included in Windows 11, including a centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corner windows, themes, and colors that make any computer look and feel modern. Follow the steps below to begin enabling or disabling check boxes in File Explorer.
Enable File Explorer check boxes on Windows 11
As previously stated, check boxes in File Explorer can be used to make selecting multiple files easier. Follow the instructions below to enable this feature.
Open File Explorer to do so. Click the View command on the toolbar while File Explore is open, as shown below. Select Show > Item check boxes from the View context menu, as shown in the image below.
When you enable it, you should see check boxes next to items you can select the next time you use File Explorer.
Disable item check boxes on Windows 11
If you change your mind about enabling check boxes for items in File Explorer, simply reverse the steps above in File Explorer > View > Show > Item check boxes to disable the feature.
File Explorer will no longer display check boxes next to items the next time you open it.
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